A culture of racism, paranoia, and authoritarianism permeates American police departments. Piecemeal reform won't be enough.
Brian Platt is an aerospace machinist who lives in the Seattle area.
Don't ask if the US-Mexican border will be "militarized." It already is — and it's taking hundreds of lives a year.
Top-down reforms play at change while leaving the core of American policing intact.
School police embody the school-to-prison pipeline. They have no place in our hallways and classrooms.